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. if obama wins, what will get the credit? same for romney, what would have done it for him? what would history say were the key factors in making one guy the winner and the other the loser? did the campaign party or was it reality that made the call? >> there's a 1950's to mitt romney's feel it's where women stay home. will this be a turn-off in the 21st century or where women vote for the businessman that promises jobs. [captioning made possible by nbc universal] chris: i'm chris matthews. with me today michael duffy, andrea mitchell, kathleen parker and john harris. what will win the difference? for president obama, here's a short must-do list for the two weeks ahead. number one project what he's done into the positive future. ramp up that positive message. obama backs the middle-class. romney can't wait to help the rich. in monday night's debate especially on the issue of libya. and here's a list for romney, keep asking voters are you better off? present yourself as a strong fixer of voters' economic troubles. and look like a commander in chief. this is a tightened race and romney m
for iraq from george w. bush to barack obama." welcome to both of you. great to be able to talk to both of you here. the close of this campaign. it is very interesting to hear both president obama and mitt romney look in their rearview mirror about the last decade in foreign policy and national security policy and the president saying, look, i ended the war in iraq, we are on a glide path out of afghanistan. and yet we know the threat from both of these countries still remains and there's a lot of unfinished business. michael, you get to a lot of that of course in your book, in iraq. the idea that we're done. put it in the rear view mir but there's a lot of unfinished business. >> yeah. one thing that's striking to me is just really the gap between the campaign rhetoric and what the obama administration's actual policy was in iraq because you have to ask yourself the question, what does it mean to end a war? and it's lot more than simply removing troops and actually, when president obama approached iraq, he, himself, and his team, thought it entailed a lot more than removing troops them
storm. nipe days of barnstorming ahead. one part of the perfect storm, barack obama's heroic push to get out the vote. at mitt romney's own excited troops. the gush of tv ads inundating the swing states. both sides with cy war and romney forces call charge, we're winning, join us or be left behind. if you don't vote we could have bush versus gore all over again. the economy, stupid. friday the last jobs report before the election. last month, it gave the president a boost. will the october number matter more? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "time" magazine's joe klein. the bbc's katty kay. cnbc's kelly evans. and "the washington post's" david ignatius. first up, we're staring down at the wind tunnel now but historic perfect political storm in the coming nine days of this campaign. and these closing days when we played out in mind games on both sides. the president saying he jist wants to hold on -- he just wants to hold on. >> what we have is a lead that we've maintained throughout this campaign. and we are going to just continue to drive home the message that the
. >> president obama and his running mate joe biden have to be in the crucial state of ohio right now. they just wrapped up a campaign rally in dayton. >>> the final debate last night focused mainly on foreign policy. once again, our partners at fact check.org found many claims by both men that were false. here's nbc's dawn timmoney. >> reporter: the final battle between president barack obama and mitt romney gave voters the opportunity to hear more from each candidate on foreign policy. but fact check found several misleading and false statements. first, a claim from the president going back four years ago. >> when you are a candidate in 2008, as i was, and inif i got bin laden in our sights, i would take that shot. you said we shouldn't move heaven and earth to get one man and you said we should ask pakistan for permission. >> reporter: did romney say the u.s. should not go after bin laden in pakistan without that country's permission? >> romney said that of course, he would use any option that is available to him to protect the united states. so he would have used this as an option but he was
'm lynn berry. after the third debate between president obama and republican nominee mitt romney, there are just 14 days left before american voters choose their next president. according to a cbs news instant polls on uncommitted voters, president obama was a clear two to one victor with 53% saying he won. governor romney got 23%. 24% called it a tie. a cnn orc national poll called it closer with 48% saying obama won while 40% picked obama. for more we go to nbc's steve handlesman who's in florida for us. steve, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. thanks. good morning from boca raton, florida. the debate here last night was clearly the most combative so far. though surprising to some, not on the issue of libya. mitt romney was able to make his larger point, his claim that america is weaker now overseas than it was four years ago. mitt romney and barack obama came to their third and final debate tied in national polls, but their tv audience seemed sure to be smaller. baseball's national league playoffs and monday night viewers got viewers who missed the face-off on muslim extrem
states where this election will be won. the final push has president obama and governor romney fire storming seven critical states across the country in the hunt for 270 electoral votes. is argument -- >> unemployment is falling. manufacturing is coming back. >> the passion. this is an election about big things. about big choices. >> and the ground game. the critical effort to deliver key voting groups to the polls. this morning, we hear about it all from key figures on the ground. all important ohio. can romney win the white house without it? we'll ask the state republican governor, john casic. wisconsin governor scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john. analysis on what will tip the scales in this tight presidential race. from the round table, from msnbc, rachel maddow, new york times columnist david brooks, washington post columnist, former ceo of hewlett packard, carly. our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. >>> announcer: from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good morning on this sunday. as if it wasn't enough to have this
and legacy. >>> battleground: florida. president obama and mitt romney getting set to face off here in the sunshe state tomorrow in their final debate. the polls show a razor tight race with voters here potentially holding the key to the white house. we're live in tampa on the front lines. >>> and too young -- a startling new documentary shines a light on how young girls are influenced sexually by pop culture and social media. why you may want to keep a closer eye on what your kids are watching. "today," sunday, october 21st, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" decision 2012. battleground: florida with lester holt live from tampa, florida, and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt reporting from the university of tampa, our first stop in a tour of the three key battleground states in this year's presidential election. we'll be doing this the next few weekends. my colleague, jenna wolfe is back in studio 1a. jenna, good morning,
for the first time to one-on-one negotiations over iran's nuclear program, according to obama administration officials, setting the stage for what could be a last-ditch diplomat effort to avoid a military strike on iran. it's been suggested that the talks wait until after the presidential election. but a senior administration official said telling their american counterparts they want to know with whom they would be negotiating. what is your reaction to this? >> well, my reaction is the white house has denied it, so i don't think there's much more to talk about. they denied that. obviously, war is always the last option. no one wants a war. we would hope this could get solved in another way. i think the military option has to be on the table, and both candidates have said that. and i think there is also concern. and i'm not talking about this story but just in general that iran has often used negotiations in the past to buy themselves time. but the white house is denying that story this morning, and therefore there's not much to talk about. >> what they are denying is that there's a final de
>> nbc's brian williams spent the past two days on the campaign trail with president obama often gaining aca ses to the president to the president in chief. he talked about the election versus the job itself. >> it's funny one of the things about being on campaign trail you're in marine one and big motorcades and michelle jokes i have everything but a caboose and dog sled behind me wherever i'm driving. none of that is the presidency. the presidency is all about who's going to fight for the american people every single day, even when you've got to make tough decisions that are unpopular because you have some compass about what this country can be. and, you know, during the course of these four years all kinds of mistakes i made every single day. but my compass has been true and i'm focused on, you know, what's going to be best for the american people. >>> now, for a look at other stories making news. let's begin in georgia where one family losing their home to foreclosure actually got much worse. preparing it move out they posted a craigslist ad for a give away of furniture and o
will not hear or see much from president obama or mitt romney. until then you can hear from their running mates. the debate tomorrow will be on foreign policy. republican vice president paul ryan and vice president joe biden will be on the campaign trail, also ann romney is on the trail. president obama will visit many states including virginia this week. >> the commonwealth is just one of the handful of states that are a toss up. earlier this morning, david gregory joined us and said you can expect to see more of those visits in the coming weeks. >> this really becomes the fight down the stretch here in some of these key states like our own he in virginia where the obama campaign believes women voter wills be critical in their turn out to win the state of virginia. >> and you can hear more about the campaign just ahead on meet the press. david will be joined by rob portman and marco rubio, and david actixlerod. >> tomorrow the candidates will likely discuss u.s. relations with iran. the white house denies a report for an agreement on the first ever talks. the u.s. and iran agreed in principal
the presidential race could not be any closer. it all could come down to tonight. president obama and mitt romney will face off in their third and final debate. both candidates will be trying to break the tie. the debate will be taking place tonight at lynn university in boca raton, florida. that's where steve handelsman joins us. >> reporter: we've already got a surprise here at boca, jim, in terms of what we expect from the debate. you said it, it could come down to this debate. just a few months ago, nobody figured that. this was shaping up as either lopsided, after all, any president has more experience in foreign affairs, and not a sleeper, but not anymore. and in this stays it makes it all the more a high stakes drama. president obama arrived in florida trailing by 2%, down five points since the first debate. >> florida could easily go for romney. >> reporter: national hi now it's a tie. >> if the president can get the enthusiasm from hispanics and young voters, he can win election. >> reporter: governor romney will be in the clash or foreign policy. he's sure to press on libya charging the
battleground states could lead to a victory for the obama side or the romney side, that both those guys, and their running mates today are visiting all the battleground states they can. mitt romney and paul ryan swing state tours started in colorado. they split up. romney going to nevada. where he trails by three points. but claimed he's closing in on the president. >> he's out of ideas. and out of excuses. and in november you'll put him out of office. >> reporter: ryan went to ohio, where he and romney closed a five-point gap to one. >> mitt romney and i believe in true compassion in upward mobility. >> reporter: colorado could be key. last night outside denver thousands cheered the republican ticket. the obama lead in this state has disappeared. to slow the slide, barack obama will visit five swing states. >> we're going to pull an allnighter. >> reporter: starting in iowa, where his lead is down to two points. >> iowa, you know me. you know that i say what i mean. >> reporter: he charged governor romney with bait-and-switch. >> the bait is, the promise that his plan creates $12 milli
for much of the east coast and into new england. >>> election sprint. president obama and mitt romney crisscross the country trying to reach every possible voter. >>> what is the cure for romnesia? >> well, obama care covers pre-existing conditions. >> and pablo sandoval is major league baseball's new mr. >> and pablo sandoval is major league baseball's new mr. october. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. aim lynn berry. right now hurricane sandy looks to become a menace for folks all along the u.s. east koempts it's expected to bring high winds and heavy rain, even some snow to areas. early this morning sandy slammed into cuba as a strong category 2 hurricane packing winds of 110 miles per hour. the storm is being blamed for two deaths so far, one in jamaica and one in haiti. nbc meteorologist bill karins has been tracking this powerful hurricane for us. bill, what can you tell us? >> this is going to be an historic event but eventually all the way up into areas of new england. let's get into it. the storm intensified before it slammed into cuba. there's t
president obama in the presidential race. and they also endorsed obama in 2008. former secretary of state colin powell said he is still a republican, but he plans to vote for barack obama a second time. powell told cbs this morning he respects mitt romney, but thinks he has been vague on many issues. the retired general and former diplomat also noted that president obama got the u.s. out of iraq, and in powell's words, didn't get us into any new wars. >>> president obama is wrapping up a campaign swing in the battleground state of virginia. speaking to a large crowd of supporters in richmond, he asked them to help him win a second term. northern virginia bureau chief julie carey asked voters who they think will win the commonwealth. >> i'm sorry, are you fired up? are you ready to go? >> reporter: the nonstop fly around the six battleground states was already taking a toll on president barack obama's voice as he made a stop in richmond's bird park. >> you may notice my voice sounds a little hoarse. we are right in the middle of our 48-hour fly-around campaign extravaganza. >> reporter: th
in of bruce springsteen campaigning for president obama in charlottesville, virginia. with just two weeks to go, both campaigns are doing everything they can to sway swing voters, especially in battleground states like virginia. steve handelsman joins us from another battle ground state right now. he is in deerfield beach, florida. there campaigning to the music, steve. >> reporter: hi, pat. thanks. good evening from deerfield beach, florida. it is a battleground state, not a war zone. in this, the biggest of the swing states, la night's debate helped make up some minds and helped motivate supporters of both candidates. president obama tried out his closing campaign argument in del rey beach. charging romney can't be trusted. >> everything he is doing right now is to hide his real positions and try to win this election. and florida, you know me. you can trust that i say what i mean. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> reporter: but at the debate, the president did. >> both at home and abroad he has proposed wrong and reckless policies. >> reporter: he mocked mitt romney's concerns about
three stops in the buckeye state, including this rally in worthington. president obama is back in washington after his grueling 40-hour campaign trip. he returned late last night. today he'll return to georgetown university to tape a tv special with young voters. >>> as candidates look to make a push towards election day, one poll gives romney the momentum heading into the final days. the abc news tracking poll gives romney a 50-47% lead over the president. it's the first time in the campaign the governor has reached the 50% mark, and the economy may be to thank for that. when asked who do they trust the most to handle the economy, likely voters gave romney a 52-43% advantage over the president. it's the first time either candidate has had a clear lead on that issue. another poll shows that some of the most important swing states are still practically in a dead heat. in colorado, the president and romney are now tied at 48%. that's according to a new nbc news/wall street journal/marist poll. and that means gains for romney who trailed there by 5% last month. while in nevada pre
. >>> to the presidential race now. a marathon day on the campaign trail. president obama has just voted in chicago. she was in tampa, florida, at 7:00 this morning. and still has miles to go before he sleeps. the president is set to leave chicago in about an hour for a campaign affair in cleveland. there's a new "washington post" abc news poll that shows mitt romney edging ahead of president obama. 50% to 47%. the president made a stop in virginia today, northern virginia bureau chief julie carey spoke to voters there about who they think will win in november. >> you may notice that my voice sounds just a little hoarse. we are right in the middle of our 48-hour fly-around campaign extravaganza. >> reporter: by the time he reached bird park, the president's two-day fly-around to six battleground states is already taking a toll on his voice. this crowd of 15,000 was one of the biggest in virginia this campaign season. there was no new material in mr. obama's speech. with 12 days to go, this rally was all about asking supporters for their votes, and asking them to redouble their efforts to get others to t
that up. from laurel down to the beltway, about nine minutes. >>> tonight president obama and mitt romney will meet face to face in perhaps the last time before election day. the candidates will square off in their third and final debate. it will take place at lynn university in boca raton, florida, and will focus on foreign policy. the president has been preparing at camp david, romney in florida. the campaigns used the sunday morning talk shows to appeal to voters. >> the american people have gotten to see mitt romney up close as he offers his vision of the future and what he would do as president. even more startling is the president's complete failure to put forth an agenda for the next four years. >> what he would hear is the president making a case for how we build not education system second to none, so we have the best trained workers in the world, how we get control of our energy future. >> tonight's debate begins at 9:00. you can watch it right here on nbc 4. also, we want to hear from you during and after tonight's debate. i'm going to be gathering your feedback on facebook and
campaigns today. president obama and republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan will both campaign in the commonwealth. the president will hold a rally in richmond this afternoon. ryan will make tw stops in virginia today. he'll appear at events in bristol and in charlottesville. >> please welcome the 44th president of the united states, barack obama. >> president obama was a guest on "the tonight show" with jay leno last night. >> what's this thing with trump and you? it's like me and letterman. what has he got against you? >> this all dates back to when we were growing up together in kenya. >> the president has made several other late night talk show appearances in recent weeks. he was on the daily show with jon stewart just last week. >>> mitt romney will spend all of today in ohio. he'll take a bus tour across the state with stops in cincinnati, worthington and defiance. it is quite a contrast from yesterday. the republican presidential touching down in all four time zones in the continental united states. he had rallies in nevada, colorado, and iowa before ending day in cincin
of our own has become a theme song played at all the obama rallies. >> later he explained why he is taking an active role in these final weeks of the campaign. >> i'm here today because i've lived long enough to know that despite those galvanizing moments in history, the future is rarely a tide rushing in. it is more often a slow, slow march. inch by inch. >> reporter: most who came to the rally were already president obama supporters. analysts say with the toss-up right now and recent momentum turning romney's way, these events can make a difference. >> i think maybe it has an impact in material of drawing people into the system and reminding peel to vote even if you have an opinion, get out to the polls. i think it is something that needs to be emphasized. >> reporter: while spring steep was working to lock down votes, a high profile romney surrogate, governor mcdonnell was campaigning in northern virginia. he called the debate comments about naval strength insulting to service members. >> what i think the president said last night was an insult to the members of the united sta
is too close to call. president obama will travel more than 5,000 miles today alone. steve handelsmans on capitol hill now with more on the candidates' travels. >> reporter: jim, thanks, good evening. the polls are so close now, that all kinds of combinations of wins in the swing states, like virginia, could produce a victory. and so the candidates are trying to hit all the battlegrounds. mitt romney and paul ryan swing state tours started in colorado. they split up. romney going to nevada. where he trails by three points. but claimed he's closing on the president. >> he's out of ideas, and out of excuses, and in november you'll put him out of office. >> reporter: ryan went to ohio, where he and romney closed a five-point gap to one. >> mitt romney and i believe in true compassion in upward mobility. >> reporter: colorado could be key. last night outside denver, thousands cheered the republican ticket. the obama lead in this state has disappeared. to slow the slide, barack obama will visit five swing states. >> we're going to pull an all-nighter. >> reporter: starting in iowa, where hi
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president obama and mitt romney tied among likely voters at 47% each. both candidates will be trying to break that tie tonight at their debate in boca raton, florida. kristen, let's play the expectations game. we know that the topic tonight is foreign affairs. which candidate is most likely to benefit from that? >> reporter: good evening, jim. foreign policy typically favors a sitting president. he is steeped in these issues. it's something that he's actually been dealing with for the past four years. the romney campaign knows that. so as he has with the first two debates, mitt romney has been preparing vigorously for this third debate. you can expect president obama to talk about the fact that he killed osama bin laden. let's talk about the fact he ended the war in iraq, that he's drawn down troops in afghanistan. but of course, there's a big opening here, and that is on the issue of libya. mitt romney has been hammering president obama and the obama administration for its handling of the situation in libya, for their sort of muddled message in the beginning for not having enough se
to the finish. barack obama zeroing in on his opponent's trustworthiness. >> everything he's doing right now is to hide his real position and try to win this election. you can trust that i say what i mean. and i mean what i say. >> reporter: mitt romney near las vegas, arguing that president obama's campaign is about attacks. not solutions. >> we haven't heard an agenda from the president, that's why his campaign is taking on water and our campaign is full speed ahead. >> reporter: with most polls showing both sides deadlocked and early voters streaming to the polls, both sides are flooding the airwaves. hoping their last minute message will resonate with undecided voters. >> we're not there yet. but we've made real progress. the last thing we should do is turn back now. >> the romney campaign already touting its performance in last night's foreign policy debate. >> mr. president, america has not dictated to other nations, we have freed other nations from dictators. >> reporter: to emphasize his closing argument, the president unveiled a 20 page booklet detailing a series of previously relea
an effect on the obama and romney campaigns. just ten days until the election. it could have a big effect on early voting in several swing states and already both campaigns have cancelled or rescheduled events to get out of the way of the storm. we've got both campaigns covered. we want to begin with kristen welker traveling with the president in new hampshire. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. president obama is facing a big challenge. he's got to juggle campaigning in the final days with managing a potentially devastating storm. now this hurricane has already impacted his schedule to some extent. he was able to make a stop here in new hampshire. this is a small state that carries a lot of significance. president obama trying to get ahead of hurricane sandy which could diminish his campaign schedule this week. today he visited new hampshire, a state with only four electoral votes, but with the race deadlocked, the president can't afford to leave anything to chance. >> ten days, new hampshire! ten days. >> reporter: the president didn't mention the hurricane in his remarks.
candidates will crisscross the country just two weeks before election day. president obama will speak to supporters in delray beach, florida, and then fly to ohio and campaign with vice president biden. mitt romney will campaign with paul ryan today in colorado. both are looking for a boost from their third and final debate. they argued over foreign policy issues. iran's nuclear program dominated part of the debate. mitt romney accused president obama of allowing iran to get closer to gaining a nuclear weapon. the president claimed his republican rival actually empowered iran. >> we're four yards closer to a nuclear iran, and we should not have wasted these four years in the point they were able to spin these centrifuges and get closer. >> the fact is, while we were coordinating an international coalition, you were still invested in a chipese state oil company that was doing business with the iranian oil sector. >> president obama also said reports that the u.s. and iran are planning to meet after the election are not true. the debate might have focused on foreign policy, but the conv
vehicles. the obama administration also launched an initiative to test the safety of these futuristic cars. >>> well, believe it or not, we're already well into the age where cars can park themselves. liz crenshaw behind the wheel of a new vehicle with that technology to see just how well it works in those tricky parallel spots. >> would you buy a car that could park itself? >> i would. >> it kind of freaks me out that you don't have full control of the car. >> a car that parks itself. you'd expect it to be expensive. it's been offered as an option on some luxury cars. but today that luxury has gone mainstream. car manufacturers like toyota and ford now offer the self-parking options at an affordable price. >> ford decided we have all the technology on the vehicle. let's make this something that's available to all consumers. >> richard is a spokesperson for ford, put me behind the wheel of a 2013 ford escape. first, the system detects an available parallel parking space. >> okay. hands off the wheel. just reverse. >> off the steering wheel. puts the car in reverse. >> you got it. and now b
a slight lead over president obama. the latest poll of likely voters showed romney ahead of the president 49% over 48%. that was only after rounding off the decimal points. since the march begins are in the margin of error, they're in a tie. >>> it's time to press the flesh as they try to lock in every last vote before november 6th. nbc's tracie pots has those details for us from washington, trais ssi, good morning. >> they're doing it by crisscrossing this country by hitting those battleground states. let's talk about governor romney. he is in nevada and iowa today. he'll be in ohio. a couple of stops there after last night with his running malt paul ryan. washington post abc poll there's a virtual tie. he's only one point behind, a virtual tie. he says that president obama is slipping because he's promoting the same ideas, nothing new for the next four years. meantime, the obama biden team in dayton, ohio, last night at a rally. the president showing off yesterday a new booklet that he says details his plan for the next four years, one that he says where the math adds up. now he's got a
michelle obama is scheduled to speak in las vegas tonight. >>> former senator george mcgovern will be buried privately in washington. today his family and friends and colleagues bid him farewell in sioux falls, south dakota. he served three terms in the senate. and in his attempt at the presidency was defeated by richard nixon in a land slide in 1972. mcgovern died sunday at the age of 90. >>> no campaign stops in virginia today for president obama or mitt romney. but the two candidates won't stay away for long. julie carey reports now, governor romney had someone campaigning for him today in fairfax county. >> reporter: four years ago senator john mccain was waging his own battle to become president. >> mitt romney understands like ronald reagan did. >> reporter: in 2012, he has a less demanding but still busy campaign schedule as a surrogate for mitt romney and senate candidates locked in tight races around the country. defense issues he believes could shift romney's way. mccain knows well about a weapon held by the obama campaign. >> we can count on the obama voter tu
obama will campaign in ohio on monday. he's staying here in the district today. he returned late last night from a marathon 40-hour campaign trip, which included stops in eight states. one of those states was illinois, where he voted yesterday afternoon. today the president heads to georgetown university. he will tape an mtv special in which he will answer young voters' questions. >>> as both campaigns target swing states, one new poll seems to show mitt romney gaining momentum nationwide. romney has a 50%-47% lead over the president. it's the first time in the campaign the former governor has reached the 50% mark, and the economy may be to thank. when asked who they trust most to handle the economy, likely voters give romney a 52-43% advantage over the president. it's the first time any candidate has had a clear lead on that issue. this is shaping up to be the most expensive campaign in u.s. history. they have raised more than 2 billion so far. the rest involve super pacs and nonprofit groups. just to give you a sense of how much money is being raised, it breaks down to $5 per voter.
years. i'm getting old. but i think it's a shiny object attack. that's the problem with the obama campaign. push it into small divisive things to make up for the lack of content. >> one of the things, and i talked about it with my wife and some of my colleagues here at work, when the example he cites about more flexibility for women had to do with so women could get home at 5:00, be with the kids and cook dinner. look, there's a lot of families who do make that choice, and there's nothing wrong with that. my understanding from my wife about feminism is respecting the choice. and yet he talked about it in such a way that earned him that criticism, well, he is just a little out of touch. he doesn't understand what's happening today. >> he comes across that way, and i bet your wife wishes you cooked dinner sometimes, david. >> maybe not. >> that's a different story. i think he has the tendency when he talks about women to some, maybe he's been watching "mad men" but he does sound very 1950s. the idea of women rushing home to cook dinner is something that just didn't -- i don't think
, 2012. >> right now, president obama is cam taning in florida. he wrapped up an appearance in delray beech. he's the candidate they can trust to lead the country. >> you know me. you can trust that i say what i mean. i mean what i say. and yes, we have been through tough times. but, you have never seen me quit. there's no quit in america. >> the president heads to ohio later today. he'll campaign in dayton with vice president, joe biden. romney is with his running mate, paul ryan. ryan has been in colorado for the past few days. >> both candidates are hoping last night's third and final debate gives them a boost going forward. the president criticized romney's views calling them outdated. he used his stance on russia as an example. >> a few months ago you were asked what is the biggest threat facing america. you said russia, not al qaeda. you said russia. in the 1980s or now, asking for their foreign policy. the cold war has been over for 20 years. >> the president began an apology tour. i think they looked at that and saw weakness. holding signs saying is america with us, the presid
:02 now. >>> president obama and mitt romney both claiming victory in their third and final debate. the candidates focused on foreign policy. they went back and forth on several issues, including iran, afghanistan, and iraq. the conversation got particularly heated when romney suggested the president made us weaker by going on a so-called apology tour of the middle east shortly after taking office. >> the president began what i've called an apology tour of going to various nations in the middle east and criticizing america. i think they looked at that and saw weakness. then when there were dissidents in the streets of tehran, a green revolution, holding signs saying, is america with us? the president was silent. >> nothing governor romney just said is true. starting with this notion of me apologizing. this has been probably the biggest whopper that's been told during the course of this campaign. and every fact checker and every reporter has looked at it, governor, and said this is not true. >> romney also criticized the president for not going to israel on his first trip to the mid
, no republican has ever lost there and won the white house. >>> president obama is on his way to virginia. he left for richmond a short time ago. a busy day of campaigning. in addition to tampa, he lost a vote in chicago and attended a rally in cleveland before returning to washington. a mitt romney presidency would be a step back for this country. >> we have a long way to go. but, florida, we have come too far to turn back now. we can't afford to go back to the same policies that got us into the mess. we have to stick with the policies getting us out of the mess. that's why i'm running for a second term at president of the united states. >> president obama received another key endorsement today. former secretary of state, colin powell threw his support behind the president. he endorsed him four years ago when he ran against john mccain. >>> the romney campaign will be represented today in virginia. his running mate paul ryan will go to bristol and charlottesville. news 4 learned president obama will return to the commonwealth on monday. he'll campaign alongside former president, bill clinton
in the states that could decide the race. president obama will campaign in delray beach, florida, before heading to dayton, ohio. vice president biden will meet him there. mitt romney will campaign out west. he'll join mitt romney in colorado. the republican candidates will also visit nevada today. both candidates are hoping last night's third and final debate gives them a boost going forward. president obama criticized mitt romney's foreign policy views and called them outdated. he used his stance on russia as an example. >> a few months ago when you were asked the biggest geopolitical threat facing america is russia. not al qaeda, middle east. call the 1980s and ask for their foreign policy because the cold war has been over for 20 years. >> and mitt romney countered saying the president has made this country weaker with his policy. >> and i call it an apology tour going to the middle east and criticizing america. i think they saw that as weakness. then when there were dissidents in the streets of tehran, a green revolution, holding signs saying, is america with us? the president was silent. i
be a high drama showdown. president obama arrived in florida trailing by 2% in this battleground, down five points since the first debate. >> i now believe florida could easily go for romney. >> reporter: nationally now it's a die. turnout could be key. >> if the president can get the enthusiasm from hispanics and young voters, he can win re-election. >> reporter: mitt romney is hoping to enthuse his backers in tonight's clash on foreign policy. he's sure to press on libya, charging the president tried to cover up an al qaeda attack. and an iranian nuclear weapons, romney will vow to be tough but not rush to war. president obama will point out he killed osama bin laden, and ended the war in iraq. and a new nbc poll finds by 46% to 38%, voters feel mr. obama would better handle foreign policy in the future than mr. romney. in lauderdale by the sea, a county barack obama won easily in 2008, rob said he'll vote for the president again. >> it's difficult to imagine people who have not made up their mind. >> reporter: julianne hasn't decided. >> i just want the economy to go up, up, up. >> repor
the hash tag dctalks. until then you won't hear much from mitt romney or president obama. you will hear from their running mates. they're working through the battleground states this weekend. yesterday the candidates may have been a thousand miles away, but voters in ohio got similar messages, that their votes could decide this election. >> you have such a huge say so in all of this. ohio is the battleground of battleground states. >> we need you. we need you. with you, we can take florida and we take florida this election is over. >>> romney's wife ann was also out and attended a breast cancer awareness event in florida. the president will be in richard monday on thursday. >> the candidates will discuss u.s. relations with iran and the u.s. denies a report on the first ever one on one talks about iran's nuclear program. the u.s. and iran agreed in principal to negotiate, but iran insists the talks will wait until after the election. in a statement though, the national security council said it's not true that they agreed to one-on-one talks or any meeting unti after the elections. >> ma
and northbound all the way between rockville. nice and clear. >>> decision 2012 now. president obama gearing up for another exhausting day on the campaign trail. this morning he heads to tampa for a rally. from there, he heads back north to richmond for another campaign event. in the afternoon, the president will fly to chicago to cast his ballot. in illinois, early voting. his next stop, cleveland for a rally at the airport. and eventually he'll fly back to washington. that should happen sometime tonight. president obama may be crossing the country to reach out to voters in these final days before election day, but he is also hoping to win support through the airwaves. >> please welcome the 44th president of the united states, barack obama. >> the president sat down with jay leno last night on "the tonight show." he used that appearance to explain his lackluster performance in his first debate. >> did you feel in the middle, why am i not connecting? or do you wait until it's over? >> the truth is you don't have a full sense of it until afterwards, partly because it plays different on tv than w
to seven-time tour dde france champion lance armstrong. >>> plus, november is th president obama: i'm barack obama and i approve... this message. anncr: victims. dependent. that's what mitt romney called forty-seven percent... of americans. including people on medicare. but what about his plan for you? romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. you're no victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. >>> tonight president obama and mitt romney will meet face-to-face for perhaps the last time before election day. the candidates will square off in their third and final debate. it will take place on the campus of lynn university in boca raton, florida. the president has been preparing at camp david, romney in florida. both candidates have kept low profiles. but their campaigns used the sunday morning talk shows to appeal to voters. >> the american people have gotten to see mitt romney up close as he offers his vision of the future what he would d
to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> developing this morning, in afghanistan, at least 45 people are dead in a suicide bombing outside a mosque. five are believed to have been children. the explosion happened in a town as people were gathering to celebrate a four-day religious holiday. at least 70 were hurt in the blast. many of those killed are believed to be police with the afghan security forces including one commander and two local police chiefs. >>> also developing, former italian premier was found guilty of tax fraud. a judge sentenced him to four years in prison. he's likely to appeal. the charges involve buying american film and tv rights outside the country. he faces charges he made a moroccan teenager for sex. he announced he would not run for a fourth term in office. >>> right now, john mccain is campaigning for mitt romney in northern virginia. here is a live look at post 177 in fairfax. the arizona senator is hosting a town hall meeting there. he'll host another one in wood bri
washington.com back slash newsletters. >>> president obama is taking a breather today after a 48-hour campaign marathon that had him crisscrossing the country. today he's conducting radio and tv interviews, including a segment with mtv at this hour. white house officials say he is also keeping a close eye on hurricane sandy, and getting regular updates on emergency preparations. >>> mitt romney's been concentrating heavily on the crucial swing state of ohio. today he took a break, went to ames, iowa, for a rally. the republican candidate called for bold changes to improve the economy and made pledges to call good democrats to make it happen. there are five new polls out in ohio. and they show that president obama has a 2-point lead in that state. >> romney spent much of his time in ohio this week, his campaign is not ignoring virginia. senator john mccain spent today drumming up support for romney among veterans. julie carey caught up with senator mccain in fairfax, and woodbridge. >> reporter: four years ago it was senator john mccain who was the one challenging barack obama, trying
the election, president obama and mitt romney are making a final push for your vote, including several stops in our backyard. plus we have some breaking news on i-95 north in virginia this morning. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this wednesday, october 24th, 2012. we're going to take a live look outside at 5:01. 64 degrees. time for weather and traffic on the ones. meteorologist tom kierein feeling a little more like summer in the past few days. >> you know it's not going to last long. >> i'm enjoying it while it lasts. >> let's savor it while we can. big changes coming in for the weekend. right now increasing clouds coming in from the west. speckles of green on the storm team 4 radar image, clouds in west virginia and western maryland. a lot of them are not reaching the ground. elsewhere, we have increasing clouds throughout much of the area. temperatures are milder this morning. mid-50s in arlington, fairfax, montgomery, prince george's counties. d.c. now near 60. right near the chesapeake bay, near 60 as well. and weather ob
, president obama was on "the tonight show" with jay leno. he criticized richard maurdoch. he said last night that pregnancy after rape is something god intended to happen. tonight, the president said rape is rape. >>> mitt rom neromney's campaig disagrees. however, romney still supports maurdoch. republican john mccain said tonight he will not support him until he apologizes. >>> the president talks about his hectic schedule tonight. >> we started our 48 hour campaign marathon extravaganza. we started in iowa. we went to denver. we're here, we're growioing to nevada and then we will red-eye to florida -- >> you mean redbull to florida? >> yeah. >> you can watch jay's entire interview with the president right after news 4 at 11:00. he told a crowd it is time for new leadership. >> he's out of ideas and out of excuses and in november, you're going to put him out of office. >> paul ryan and vice president joe biden both made stops in ohio today. no republican candidate has been elected without winning ohio. right now, the president holds a slim lead in the buckeye state. >>> an nbc news exclusi
votes and as of now it seems to be anybody's race. the new "washington post" poll shows president obama in the lead by four points but a fox news poll conducted last week has mitt romney ahead by two. keep in mind both leads are within the margins of error. in the past three elections voters here in virginia have picked the winning candidate so it's clear the road to 1600 pennsylvania avenue may run straight through the state of virginia. it wasn't all that long ago that virginia was better known for its civil war battlegrounds than its political ones. for ten straight presidential elections the republican candidate came out on top, but then in 2008, virginia voters went for barack obama. >> virginia! >>t was interesting because he kind of road tde the wave and h swayed a lot of districts that had been traditionally republican. >> while the 2008 vote here closely mirrored the rest of the country, virginia has actually fared better economically. its unemployment rate is below the national average from its fast growing washington, d.c., suburbs to the huge military presence around norfolk
debate between obama and romney, the subject, afghanistan, libya, iran, your world. >>> political poll position. the race is tightening with 15 days before america votes. latest numbers ahead. >>> and lance armstrong speaks out for the first time about the turmoil he has faced over the past few weeks. details right now. >> this is "early today" for monday, october 22nd, 2012. >>> a very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. heading into tonight's third and final presidential debate, our new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows election night could be a cliff hang we are the candidates now dead heaven. chuck todd breaks down the numbers. >> reporter: the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the candidates in a 47-47 tie among likely voters. in mid september, the president led 50-45. the numbers show an etchly divided country overall. the president's job approval holding steady at 49%. economic approval down at 46%. foreign policy approval at 49%. the poll also shows a clear enthusiasm gap. the president has a 49-44 lead among all registered voters, but that 47-47 t
president obama added his voice to all the warnings to take this storm very seriously. >> this is a serious and baying storm. and my first message is to all people across the eastern seaboard, the mid-atlantic going north that you need to take this very seriously. and follow the instructions of your state, and local officials, because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days. >> reporter: the awesome power of hurricane sandy churning up the atlantic drew people to the coastal beaches for one last look. thousands heeded the warnings and headed to safety. while police in island towns like point pleasant beach went door to door enforcing a mandatory evacuation order. >> we lucked out with irene, and this may be worse, it's scary. >> reporter: in atlantic city, the last minute rush to board up the gambling mecca, which now looks like a ghost town. along the east coast from delaware to connecticut, hundreds of thousands after people live in mandatory evacuation areas. more than 370,000 alone in new york city. where the e
to the finish line. president obama and mitt romney flying across the country today. they've got campaign stops in the states that could determine the election. today the president will make stops in iowa's quad cities area and denver. he will later fly to l.a. for an appearance on "the tonight show" before heading to vegas. mitt romney will campaign in reno. the republican presidential nominee making stops in cedar rapids, iowa, and end the day in cincinnati. he'll make three stops in ohio. both candidates kicked off the final stretch with their running mates. president obama kicked off in florida before meeting up with vice president joe biden in ohio. mitt romney visited colorado and nevada with paul ryan. >> this is a status quo candidacy, going forward with the same policies of the last four years. that's why his campaign is slipping, and ours is gaining so much steam. >> you can choose a foreign policy that's reckless and wrong, or you can choose the foreign polic that joe and i have been applying that's steady and strong. you can choose to turn back the clock 50 years for women and immig
as long as four hours to cast their ballot. >>> president obama and mitt romney are cancelling campaign events in states affected by sandy. governor romney was scheduled to make three stops in virginia tomorrow. he will go to ohio instead. now, the president's cancelling a monday evebt in northern virginia and leaving for florida tomorrow instead of monday. the vice president and first lady, cancelled events because of the weather. >>> still ahead tonight, the impending arrival of hurricane sandy. >>> a live look ike leggett: gaming generated one hundred and eighty... million dollars for maryland schools. question seven will double it. rushern baker: question seven will add table games and... a new casino, generating millions of dollars... every year, without raising taxes. leggett: and audits will ensure the money goes... where it's supposed to. more jobs, and millions for schools. baker: question seven will be good for our kids... our teachers, and our schools. leggett: keep maryland money in maryland. baker: please vote for question seven. leggett: vote for question seven. sandy up n
hurricane now with 75 mile-per-hour winds. what to expect in the d.c. president obama: there's just no quit in america... and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building here at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >>> tracking sandy this moing. we have live pictures from rehoboth beach, already
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